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No. 65

March
01, 2024

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🌿 Easy Compost: 5 Compost Mistakes and How to Avoid Them eGuide

🦨  Some people create a stinky mess when they compost. This week’s free eGuide teaches you how to avoid the “stinky sludge.” Download our Easy Compost eGuide and learn how to compost the more neighbor-friendly way.

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👩🏽‍🌾 ENCORE! The Joyful Gardener Docuseries! 👩🏽‍🌾

Did you miss a day or more of our recent Joyful Gardener Docuseries? Do you have a day that you would love to be able to rewatch? The Luck of the Irish is with you! (Yes, it’s not quite St. Patrick’s Day yet, but we’re getting in the spirit early! 🍀)

Why are you lucky? Because all 8 days of the Joyful Gardener have been reopened for viewing this weekend. Watch any—or all—of the videos as many times as you want through Sunday, March 3rd at 11:59pm PST. Maybe have a viewing party with your friends and family who would also love the info shared in these videos.

Watch the Joyful Gardener Docuseries Encore

🙋‍♀️ BLOG 🙋‍♀️
Cultivating Joy: The Therapeutic Power of Garden Journaling

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Embarking on a journey to create and maintain a thriving garden involves understanding the intricacies of your specific garden’s needs. The key lies in asking the right questions and adopting the right strategies and mindsets. This week’s featured blogs highlights two of the eight strategies used by Grow Your Own Vegetables’ gardeners on their journey towards gardening success.

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Weekly Garden Tip

To maintain healthy soil, you need to add a 2″ (5 cm) layer of compost each growing season. If you’re growing for more than nine months out of the year, you need to do that two times—once at the beginning of the season and once about halfway through your growing season.

🛍 Product Feature: Worm Factory 360

This highly-rated vermicomposting bin allows you to turn your kitchen scraps, paper waste, and cardboard into nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden soil—with the help from some worms, of course. 🪱

The Worm Factory 360 composting system makes the entire process quick and easy with everything that you need for successful composting in one box. In the box, you’ll receive:

🪱 Mineral rock dust
🪱 Quick tips lid
🪱 Accessory kit
🪱 Worm ladder
🪱 Bedding materials
🪱 Base with spigot
🪱 Instruction manual

Just add your scraps and the worms and let nature take over! Even if you are not a gardener, the Worm Factory 360 provides an alternative to throwing away your scraps into a landfill. The nutrient-rich fertilizer can also be used in flower gardens and house plant soil.

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Dear Arti,

Question: I live on the edge of town, and I am surrounded by farmland. The farmers hire an airplane or chopper to spray their fields twice a year. How can I protect my organic plants from the spray that the wind carries onto my property? It is a very fine mist, and I know it’s toxic to people and animals. – Susan S.

Answer: Hi Susan,

I’m so sorry to hear of the spraying that’s happening! Let’s get some solutions going for you.

In many places—especially in warm, humid climates, it is common practice for local governments and land owners to spray pesticides and herbicides on lawns, roadsides, and fields. This can impact your garden and the cleanliness of your food. But to what degree? That heavily depends on the spray.

So first, you’ll want to do some investigation and see if the farms wouldn’t mind sharing what substances are being sprayed exactly. You can then discover the danger level and what’s called the half life. This is the amount of time it takes for half of the chemical to break down. Often, chemical half lives are very short, ranging from 3 to 15 days.

You might also let the farmers know that you’re trying to keep your garden clean and simply ask if they wouldn’t mind sharing when their spray schedule is. That way, you can avoid harvesting during the week they’re spraying.

Always wash all your food thoroughly to remove as much of the substances that may have landed on your produce from the aerial application. Also, many people in your circumstance plant hedges at the edge of their property to protect their garden from chemical drifts and also to create a soil barrier.

There’s no perfect solution in these circumstances, especially if you know that the chemicals they’re using are harmful. However, if you approach your farmers in a friendly way, even though you’re not thrilled with the circumstance, you might find you get more information from them. Who knows? You might even be able to develop a friendship with your neighbors and eventually influence their growing practices!

Good luck, Susan! Feel free to keep me updated using the form below if you need further support!

🏡 In the GYOV Garden

This past week, GYOV CEO and Lifestyle Gardener Denise Beins received several crowns of asparagus from a fellow gardener friend. Shown here are the crowns as she was preparing to plant them before adding some compost and fertilizer.

You can plant asparagus crowns in winter months. Make sure it is after the first good strong frost. Dig down 6 inches and place the asparagus root side downward after spreading them out like a fan.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HARVEST CLUB

This past Wednesday, we had a Garden Jam LIVE Q&A. PLUS we released a Training with Bill Osuch on Different Types of Hydroponic Systems for Beginners. 

Not a member of our garden membership Harvest Club? You can get a one-time complimentary two month membership with any of our courses. Harvest Club has tons of resources to help you thrive. Plus, you get access to ongoing garden support through email. Learn more here.

On a lighter note…

"What's the best way to ensure you have health food? Grow your own!"

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